Eighteen students qualify for national business competitions

Published on: April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017 – Eighteen MSOE students placed in the top three of their respective competitions at the 2017 Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA/PBL) State Leadership Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The winning students, all members of MSOE’s PBL chapter, will now go on to compete at the PBL National Leadership Conference in June.

Students came home with 33 awards in 22 categories and swept the Cyber Security competition. MSOE PBL advisor and Rader School of Business instructor Dr. Katrina Moskalik was also honored, being named Outstanding State Advisor of the year. Competitive events included both written examinations and judged demonstrations in business and information technology subjects.

Congratulations to following students on their success:

2017_news_PBLTchaas Alexander-Wright, Management Information Systems major
1st place: Network Design (team)

Darrin Cernohous, business management major
1st place: Management Concepts
1st place: Personal Finance

Katherine Chitko, business management major
1st place: Marketing Analysis and Decisions Making (team)
2nd place: Marketing Concepts
2nd place: Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Rachael Ferguson, actuarial science major
1st place: Financial Concepts

Forrest Fink, international business major
2nd place: Project Management

Maya George, technical communication major
1st place: Business Presentation
1st place: Future Business Educator
1st place: Desktop Publishing

Erin Heinz, software engineering major
1st place: Website Design (team)
3rd place: Cyber Security

Ian Hyzy, management information systems major
1st place: Computer Concepts
1st place: Website Design (team)
2nd place: Cyber Security

Sascha Krause, international business major
3rd place: Impromptu Speaking

Stefan Last, international business major
2nd place: Impromptu Speaking
3rd place: Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Michael LeRoy, management information systems major
1st place: Information Management
1st place: Website Design (team)

Hamzah Mirza, management information systems major
1st place: Administrative Technology
1st place: Computer Applications

Aleah Quast, business management major
1st place: Accounting for Professionals
1st place: Project Management
2nd place Accounting Principles

Matt Reiff, management information systems major
1st place: Network Design (team)
2nd place Computer Applications

Samantha Riding, business management major
1st place: Marketing Analysis & Decision Making (team)
3rd place: Business Communications
3rd place: Marketing Concepts

Carl Saffron ’16, MBA graduate student
1st place: Cyber Security
1st place: Network Design (team)
1st place: Networking Concepts

Nathan Stachowiak, management information systems major
2nd place: Computer Concepts
2nd place: Information Management
2nd place: Networking Concepts

Debra Wilson, business management major
3rd place: Retail Management

MSOE’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter is a student organization open to all MSOE majors. Several business schools were represented at the state event including St. Norbert College, UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Whitewater and Herzing University. The Rader School of Business has been affiliated with FBLA/PBL since 2006.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97 percent placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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